Hen Pulling out own fethers! Help!

Reedo5

Songster
Aug 19, 2017
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Finger lakes region, NY
Not sure if this is normal but my only white Americana hen is plucking her self she is a yr an half old and the only chicken out of 13 doing it? Any help is appreciated! Thank you,
Ryan!
 

ashlierami

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Not sure if this is normal but my only white Americana hen is plucking her self she is a yr an half old and the only chicken out of 13 doing it? Any help is appreciated! Thank you,
Ryan!
The only time I've seen this is if she's lacking protein or when she's broody and on her eggs. If she isn't broody then she may need additional protein if she's not getting it adequately through her feed. Boiled eggs are a good protein source, mealworms, or just simply a feed with higher protein content.
 

Reedo5

Songster
Aug 19, 2017
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Finger lakes region, NY
Can you post any pictures?
20190830_155719.jpg
 

slordaz

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doesn't look like broody pulling that would be the chest area, could she be going into molt and need more Protein?
 

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